At 19, I was in a terrible car accident that left me with debilitating back and neck pain. At 23, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and two herniated discs in my low back. I was in so much pain that I couldn’t bend over to touch my toes. Doctors told me that I needed surgery and were prescribed medications to ease the pain. Thankfully, I didn’t have the surgery, but I grew dependent on drugs and alcohol to numb the pain. Exercising was out of the question. I had never been one to exercise, but the thought of trying to move my body more than sitting on the couch was overwhelming.
At 27, I found yoga and Pilates and began to change my life. At age 33, with my husband and two baby boys (just 18 months apart), I moved to Florida and started Beach Yoga with Kerri. I ran local yoga classes at the beach for just $5. Everything seemed perfect, except my marriage was falling apart. My husband and I separated due to his alcoholism & my world was devastated. I began searching for healing, not only for my fibromyalgia but also in my marriage.
It took many years of therapy, marriage counseling, & a 12 step recovery to restore what was lost. I have learned our body will speak to us, and through the mind-body connection, we can see precisely what is needed just by listening.
Today, my husband and I have the relationship I have always dreamed of. No, it hasn’t been easy, but it has been worth it. I am living a life I never thought possible. I can do things with my body that doctors told me were impossible. I desire to help others discover that they can change and find freedom in their mind, body, and spirit.
I’m here to tell you change can happen for anyone, and all it takes is a willing spirit and the courage to take the first step.
Today’s class will teach you the fundamental movements found in the F.A.S.T program. Grab a light kettlebell and let’s go!
If you are feeling a little sore or tired, but you want to stay accountable, this is a great 30-minute practice to help you stretch, breathe, and move your muscles. Enjoy!
This short class packs a punch! Enjoy the burn! We will be working the deep core muscles using the Pilates small ball.
This fantastic flow is to help you not only calm your nervous system but also give you a great workout! Enjoy!
Is your upper back and neck tight? If so, this is the class for you! Grab a yoga strap and two yoga blocks, and let’s work the upper back!
Using the small Pilates ball, we will attack all the muscles that support our spine! This class will help you to strengthen the inner thighs, low back, abs, and glutes! Enjoy!
Grab your small ball, and let’s work the pelvic floor and all the muscles that support the pelvis!
This yoga flow is perfect for re-centering you and changing your mood to gratitude! You will want two yoga blocks for this class. All levels welcome to practice!